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    This page contains bill sponsorships in the Senate and House. Bill sponsorships indicate the topics that legislators are most interested in, and spend the most time on.

14_SRes442 on May 13, 2014

Bill Sponsorship: Recognizing National Foster Care Month
Source: H.Res.577/S.Res.442
RESOLUTION recognizing National Foster Care Month as an opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges of children in the foster care system, and encouraging Congress to implement policy to improve the lives of children in the foster care system.
  • Whereas there are approximately 400,000 children living in foster care;
  • Whereas foster care is intended to be a temporary placement, but children remain in the foster care system for an average of 2 years;
  • Resolved, That the House of Representatives--
  • encourages Congress to implement policy to minimize the number of children entering the foster care system, to improve the lives of children in the foster care system, and to maximize the number of children exiting foster care to the protection of safe, loving, and permanent families;
  • acknowledges the unique needs of children in the foster-care system;
  • recognizes foster youth throughout the US for their ongoing tenacity, courage, and resilience while facing life challenges;
  • acknowledges the exceptional alumni of the foster-care system who serve as advocates and role models for youth who remain in care;
  • honors the commitment and dedication of the individuals who work tirelessly to provide assistance and services to children in the foster-care system; and
  • reaffirms the need to continue working to improve the outcomes of all children in the foster-care system through parts B and E of title IV of the Social Security Act and other programs designed to
    • support vulnerable families;
    • invest in prevention and reunification services;
    • promote guardianship, adoption, and other permanent placement opportunities in cases where reunification is not in the best interests of the child;
    • adequately serve those children brought into the foster-care system; and
    • facilitate the successful transition into adulthood for children that 'age-out' of the foster-care system.

Also see related House bill, H.Res.577


  • Topic: Families & Children
  • Headline: Sponsored recognition of National Foster Care Month
  • Headline 2: Authored recognition of National Foster Care Month

  • Key for participation codes:
  • Sponsorships: p=sponsored; o=co-sponsored; s=signed
  • Memberships: c=chair; m=member; e=endorsed; f=profiled; s=scored
  • Resolutions: i=introduced; w=wrote; a=adopted
  • Cases: w=wrote; j=joined; d=dissented; c=concurred
  • Surveys: '+' supports; '-' opposes.



Democrats participating in 14_SRes442

Bob Casey s1sPA Democratic Sr Senator; previously state treasurerMay 13, 2014
Dianne Feinstein s1sCA Democratic Sr SenatorMay 13, 2014
Kay Hagan s1sNC Democratic Jr SenatorMay 13, 2014
Heidi Heitkamp s1sND Democratic ChallengerMay 13, 2014
Tim Kaine s1sVA Democratic ChallengerMay 13, 2014
Amy Klobuchar s1sMN Democrat/DFL Sr SenatorMay 13, 2014
Mary Landrieu s2pLA Democratic Sr Senator 
Carl Levin s1sMI Democratic Sr Senator (retiring 2014)May 13, 2014
Ron Wyden s1sOR Democratic Sr SenatorMay 13, 2014



Republicans participating in 14_SRes442